By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
2nd Lady, Karen Pence decided to take a parttime job teaching art at a DC Christian school. Out comes the left and in a bigger way. The hashtag du jour is #ExposeChristianSchools. Anyone paying attention?
Over the weekend, included in the whole matter was the fake media scandal of a Covington Catholic student allegedly confronting a Native American playing his drum. That is hardly what happened at all. But the media and some members of Congress ran with the false narrative. Sheesh.
Ah, but there is more to this attack on Christians and religious education. We had those like Congressman Ted Lieu slamming this privileged education. Then we also had Congressman John Yarmuth demanding that kids be banned from wearing MAGA hats, stating that they seem to be poisoning young minds.
But wait, let us go back a few months, shall we?
How about Senator(s) Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris? Harris just announced her intention to run for president in 2020. Ahem…
Just a few months ago, Trump nominated Brian Buescher for a Federal court vacancy in Nebraska. During that confirmation hearing, both Senators attacked Mr. Buescher for his membership with the Knights of Columbus. In fact, Senator Hirono demanded that Buescher drop his membership in the Knights. Senator Harris made a big point that the Catholic organization was all male and the judge would need to recuse himself over any case involving abortion or touched legal matters dealing with challenging Roe v. Wade.
The Knights of Columbus is the single largest Catholic service organization in the country. Services to communities include being ushers during mass, charitable work and visiting those in prison. But hold on….let’s go back a little further shall we to Dianne Feinstein and her questions to Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Senator Feinstein doesn’t like Christians or Catholics either.
So, anyway, after the Judge Buescher exchange, Senator Ben Sasse took to the Senate floor.
Ah, but the GOP in the Senate passed an interesting resolution introduced by Senator Sasse. See the 2-page resolution here.
Guess what….that resolution passed without opposition last Wednesday following his floor speech. This was a formal rebuke of Senator Hirono and Harris and rightly so. Remember this as lil’ Ms. Harris begins her presidential campaign. One last item…
Article VI of the U.S. Constitution forbids the imposition of a religious test for any office holder.
Furthermore, let us not forget the 1st Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. It prohibits any laws that establish a national religion, impede the free exercise of religion, abridge the freedom of speech, infringe upon the freedom of the press, interfere with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibit citizens from petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted into the Bill of Rights in 1791. The Supreme Court interprets the extent of the protection afforded to these rights.